Complications of Gynecologic Endoscopic Surgery

1st Edition

Authors: Keith Isaacson
Print ISBN: 9780721606699
eBook ISBN: 9781437713114
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th June 2006
Page Count: 256


Featuring the work of Dr. Isaacson - a recognized and respected member of the Ob/Gyn community - this new resource examines all aspects of complications that can potentially occur in gynecologic endoscopic surgery. It offers comprehensive coverage of the entire patient perioperative process, from choosing the appropriate patient to undergoing gynecologic endoscopic surgery...and every process in between. Each chapter has a consistent format touching on the prevention, recognition, and management of a specific complication, and starts with a review of the literature on the likelihood that a specific complication will occur. Abundant diagrams and photographs of complications and management enhance the material and illustrate and clarify the concepts presented.

Key Features

  • Categorizes complications by damage to a specific organ system and not from a particular procedure.
  • Covers the prevention, recognition, and management of complications to the GI, GU, vascular organ systems as well as complications from infection, thermal injury and patient positioning.
  • Focuses on the recognition of specific complications to minimize patient morbidity and maximize early management.
  • Presents a consistent chapter organization throughout to facilitate quick access to guidance on specific complications.
  • Includes chapters on vascular, bowel, and ureter injuries - areas where most serious complications arise.
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Table of Contents

  1. Physician Heal Thyself: Malpractice Prevention and Treatment
    2. The Role of the Anesthesia Team in the Avoidance, Diagnosis, Management, and Genesis of Complications during Laparoscopic Surgery
    3. Preventing Complications before the Operation
    4. Complications of Laparoscopic Access
    5. Vascular Injuries
    6. Bowel Injuries
    7. Urologic Injuries in Laparoscopic Surgery
    8. Anesthesia and Metabolic Complications
    9. Reducing Risk and Maximizing Efficacy with Thermal Modalities
    10. Perioperative and Postoperative Infection
    11. Adhesions
    12. Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology
    13. Complications of Minimally Invasive Urogynecologic Surgery
    14. Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Laparoscopy
    15. Unusual Complications during Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
    16. Complications of Hysteroscopic Surgery: How to Manage Them and How to Avoid Them
    17. Hysteroscopic Distention Media Complications: Recognition, Prevention, and Management
    18. Complications of Endometrial Ablation
    19. Laparoscopic Training and Education


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About the Author

Keith Isaacson

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA